21-cent debit card swipe fee cap upheld

A federal appeals court has today handed down a ruling in a back-and-forth drama that grew out of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform Act. The ruling finds in favor of the Federal Reserve's 2011 compromise, in which a 21-cent limit was put on debit swipe fees.

Chuck E. Cheese's CEO retiring in June

CEC Entertainment Inc., parent company of Chuck E. Cheese's, today announced that Michael H.

NRA Show 2014 keynote to feature a little Magic (Johnson)

Basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson has been selected to provide the keynote address at the 2014 National Restaurant Association Show May 18 at Chicago's McCormick Place. According to a news release, Johnson will share insights into current issues and events, based on his 30-year journey toward becoming the No. 1 brand in Urban America. "Mr.

Pi Pizzeria employees to make $10.10 an hour

Chris Summers, cofounder of Pi Pizzeria restaurants in St. Louis, announced Wednesday that he will begin paying his employees $10.10. According to Fox 2 Now, Summers was joined by St.

Recruitment business, consulting firm partner to form one-stop shop for restaurant owners

Patrice & Associates, a recruiting partner in the restaurant industry, announced today its new partnership with consulting firm, One Management Solutions, according to a company press release. Through the two companies' work together, Patrice & Associates will take responsibility for...

Sentry Marketing Group acquires mystery shop company

Sentry Marketing Group announced it has acquired mystery shop company Feedback Plus. According to a news release, Feedback, founded in Dallas in 1971, was a charter member of the Mystery Shopping Providers Association.

Papa John's execs delivering keynote at Momentum 2014

Supply Chain Commerce Solutions provider Manhattan Associates Inc. has announced that John Schnatter, Papa John's founder, chairman and CEO, and Tony Thompson, Papa John's president and chief operating officer, will be the customer keynote speakers at Momentum 2014, May 5-8...

Pizza Studio plans 20 Phoenix locations

Los Angeles-based Pizza Studio will expand into Phoenix after signing a multi-unit development agreement with COO John Lutz for 20 new locations in the market throughout the next five years. The first location opened earlier this week in CityScape, according...

Bill introduced to make restaurants' 15-year tax depreciation schedule permanent

U.S. Representatives Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Richard Neal, D-Mass., Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., and Ron Kind, D-Wis., this week introduced H.R.

CFOs, chain restaurants council caution against minimum wage hike

The divide over the minimum wage seems to be growing deeper, with employees staging strikes across the country in favor of an increase, and U.S. CFOs cautioning against such a move. In a new Global Business Outlook survey released by...

Revention's new EyeDeliver app provides real-time delivery data

Revention has released its latest Restaurant Management product, called EyeDeliver. According to a company news release, EyeDeliver is a mobile application that provides real-time delivery data to drivers and management, offering operators the ability to make educated decisions and increase...

Yum! Brands issues quarterly dividend

Yum! Brands' board has declared a dividend of $0.37 per share of common stock. The quarterly dividend will be distributed May 2, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 11.

CiCi's operator recognized for focus on customer service

CiCi's Pizza awarded owner/operator Karl Busch, of El Paso, Texas, with its "2013 Legendary Operator and Manager of the Year" award. The award was presented at the company's annual conference held recently in Frisco, Texas. According to a company news...

February a tough month for restaurants, study finds

Black Box Intelligence and People Report released the Restaurant Industry Snapshot for February, finding the cold winter month resulted in negative same-store sales – marking the third consecutive month of declines for the key metric. Same-store sales growth in restaurants...

Domino's plans hiring spree in Washington market

Domino's Pizza aims to hire 500 new employees across 79 stores in the Western Washington region as part of its Regional Hiring Day March 26. According to a company news release, all of the new positions are for delivery drivers,...

Captain D's, Subway among Operator Innovations awards finalists

An independent panel of foodservice operator experts has selected finalists for the third annual 2014 Operator Innovation Awards. These finalists were chosen in five categories - Health and Nutrition, Marketing, Menu Development, Sustainability and Technology. The winners in each category,...

Papa Murphy's applies for NASDAQ listing under 'FRSH'

Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. According to a news release, the number...

Delivery initiative contributes to Casey's increased pizza sales

Casey's General Stores reported positive third quarter sales throughout all of its categories, despite challenging weathers, according to CEO Robert Myers. For the quarter, same-store sales were up 10.7 percent for the prepared food and fountain category, with an average...

MMS Catering Institute adds senior faculty members

The MMS Catering Institute has announced the addition of three new institute senior faculty members. Roland Zagnoli, founder and CEO of Zagnoli Trading Company, Dan Hirt, CEO of Primary Color, and Betsy Craig, founder and CEO of MenuTrinfo, will receive...

Franchisee: Pizza Hut 'struggling to find relevant consumer proposition'

Pizza Hut's largest franchisee, NPC International, reported Q4 and fiscal results today, including a 5.2 percent drop in comp sales in Q4, and a 3.7 percent decline for fiscal 2013. In a company news release, NPC's president and CEO Jim...

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